The Oude Molen Cape Brandy distillery sits high in the Hottentots Holland mountains, its higher elevation leading to a cooler climate.
The evaporation losses are thus lower, and contribute to ideal, slower maturation conditions for longer aged XO Cape Brandy.
All XO grade Cape Brandy must be matured in oak barrels for at least 10 years.
The brandy used in Oude Molen XO is often much older than this, making it an exceptional example of the XO grading.
The French Cognac equivalent for XO is 6 years minimum.
The oldest brandy in our XO Cape Brandy blend has been patiently maturing for 16 years.
In that time almost 40% of it has been lost to the angels, and what remains of it for us to enjoy is quite simply the very best we have.